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Fish - Rasbora - Microdevario kubotai

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Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cyprinidae
Initially considered endemic to the northwestern slope of southern (peninsular) Thailand in the provinces of Ranong and Phang Nga but records now exist from Kanchanaburi and Tak provinces, north of the Isthmus of Kra. Type locality is ‘Khlong Phrae Sai at Ban Kreo Noi, kilometer 8 on road banching east, 32 kilometers north of Ranong on road from Ranong to Kra Buri (10°09’51″N, 98°41’11′E), Ranong Province, Thailand’.
In the Songgaria River, part of the Khwae Noi (River Kwai) drainage in Kanchanaburi an introduced population is apparently thriving, and it’s also been recorded in the Suriya ( known as Hanthayaw in Myanmar) River basin, a headwater tributary of the Salween system which flows from Thailand into Myanmar, so may yet prove more widely-distributed.
Apparently inhabits calmer stretches of well-oxygenated headwaters and minor tributaries. Such habitats tend to contain transparent water and substrates of sand, gravel, rocks, boulders and patches of leaf litter with submerged driftwood and the roots of riparian vegetation also typical features. The latter often grows thickly providing both shade and cover, plus patches of aquatic vegetation may exist in places.
In the Songgaria River the water is clear, substrate composed of fallen branches, leaf litter, gravel, rocks, and exposed bedrock forming submerged rocky outcrops around heavily-vegetated margins. Sympatric species include Rasbora rasbora, Batasio tigrinus, Badis khwae,Tetraodon leiurus, plus undescribed Rasbora and Schistura species.
In the Suriya the water is well-oxygenated,  slightly turbid and aquatic plants such as Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae and Pogostemon helferi grow in stiller parts of the habitat.  Other fishes include Parambassis pulcinella, Botia kubotai, Acanthocobitis pictilis, Schistura maepaiensis, Homaloptera modesta, Syncrossus berdmorei, Pangio fusca, Pethia stoliczkana, Crossocheilus burmanicus, Akysis vespa, Glyptothorax dorsalis, Amblyceps caecutiens, Batasio feruminatus, B. dayi, Caelatoglanis zonatus, Psilorhynchus robustus, and Tetraodon cutcutia.
Maximum Standard Length
15 – 20 mm.
Aquarium Size
An aquarium with base dimensions measuring at least 60 ∗ 30 cm is required.

Acclimating fish, shrimp, and snails to the new aquarium is essential. This is because most of the time, the water in the shop has different parameters than in our homes. Many species are sensitive to sudden changes in water parameters; therefore, acclimation to aquarium water is essential.

Acclimating method 1

Place the plastic bag of the animal bought in the shop (fish, shrimp, etc.) in the aquarium for 15-20 minutes to equalize the water temperatures. After heat equilibration, carefully pour the animals into a clean vessel (separate vessels if there are several bags). Then, add 1 dl of aquarium water every 20 minutes. Acclimate your new creatures for at least 2-3 hours. Use a net to transfer the fish/shrimp from the vessel to the aquarium.

tip: The Seachem Stress Guard product can reduce the acclimating time to 30-60 minutes.

Acclimating method 2

Place the plastic bag of the animal bought in the shop (fish, shrimp, etc.) in the aquarium for 15-20 minutes to equalize the water temperature. After heat equilibration, carefully pierce 4-5 small holes in the bag while floating on top of the water in the aquarium. Turn it over to allow the aquarium water to flow through the holes. Allow at least 2-3 hours for the water to mix. Release the fish/shrimp into the aquarium.

What is the ideal time of the day to settle the new residents?

The best time is before the lights are turned on. The fish are inactive, so this is the best time to let the new residents in. They will find a hiding place sooner and have time to get to know the new aquarium before the active part of the day.
They can also be let in at other times of the day, but take good care of how the old residents react to the new ones. If you have a CO2 system, stopping the carbon dioxide supply 2-3 hours before acclimation is important.

When is the earliest time I can feed my fish and shrimp?

Freshly introduced fish and shrimp should be fasted for 24 hours. They might not even accept food, but stress can also cause problems with digestion.

How many fish can I put in the aquarium?

Read our blog post on this.

What should I feed my fish?

Read our blog post on this.

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NameFish - Rasbora - Microdevario kubotai
Weight (kg)0.010000

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